Keynotes & Events

Speakers / Conferences / Retreats

You’re pulling together an event – you have a message to share and important goals to be reached – and you’re convinced that the best way to get the ball rolling is to get people together where they can influence one another. If you’re going to accomplish your goals, your audience needs to be on the same page, ready to learn, and ready to carry out your agenda long after your event is over. This is the job of a keynote speaker, but an effective keynote speaker is hard to come by, but today is your lucky day! 



Really, business acumen?

We’re not astronauts, former Olympians, or Hollywood stars; so if you’re looking for a typical keynote or breakout session for a typical event…we’re not going to work.

However, if you’re hosting a business or career event and you want to move the needle – get people to take your event seriously – want people to walk away saying, “Wow, that was a great investment of time and money,” we should be talking.

Our primary goal is your primary goal. We’ll speak to the objectives of your event and help your audience see the big picture of why they’re there and how your agenda links to their future success. We’re your agenda advocate… we’re not there to push our program, we’re there to push yours, and we’ll tie it to the bedrock principles of business acumen.


Aren’t keynotes supposed to be motivating and interesting?

Yes, yes, absolutely yes! To some people, there’s nothing about business acumen that sounds remotely motivating or interesting. And that’s probably why we do so well – we take a tough and sometimes uncomfortable topic and turn it into an experience that surprises those people.

Businesspeople want to become more effective and more valuable. We all instinctively seek out greater engagement – a way to feel that the work we do is worthwhile and makes a difference. If you want to be in a better position – a job you like more with better pay, better long-term opportunities, and greater security, for example – you need business acumen. Business acumen, in a nutshell, is the path to success in the job you have, and in the career path that takes you where you want to go.

Our guarantee

If you’re an event planner or committee chair, you might get push back from those looking for an entertainer, but what really counts isn’t the reactions you get when you’re exploring options – it’s the feedback you get from attendees when your event is all over.

So if we’re a good fit, and we’ll tell you up front if we are, our guarantee is a great keynote that will deliver better results than any celebrity-turned-motivational-speaker or full-time droner of canned keynotes for any occasion.

Our keynotes aren’t going to have the fervor of a revival, but we’re not going to lull people to sleep either. What we will do is inspire and teach people to take action, over and over again, long after your event has ended.

And isn’t that what you’re really looking for?


Topics we have up our sleeve:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
    Business acumen to build your credibility, career, and company.
  • Engagement
    The $500 Billion problem and why you're the solution.
  • No Profit. No Purpose.
    Five keys to link your people and profit strategy.
  • What the CEO Wants You To Know
    Executing strategy in an increasingly complicated business world.
  • Your Best Salespeople Are Businesspeople
    Breaking free from industrial-era sales strategies.

Let's find out how we can help you make it memorable!